A sombre South African President Jacob Zuma announced Mandela’s death in a television address. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss,” Zuma said.
Tag: Race & Society
INQUEST’s casework has shown that a disproportionate number of those who die in all forms of detention or following contact with the police following the use of force or serious neglect are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. INQUEST is concerned that institutional racism has been a contributory factor.
A Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent, in what the prosecution called “an execution”. The sergeant, known only as Marine A, faces a mandatory life term over the shooting of the unknown man while on patrol in Helmand Province, in 2011.
Written by INQUEST Lawyers Group (ILG) members and invited contributors, Inquest Law Magazine informs practitioners about recent legal developments relating to the inquest system and the investigation of sudden deaths, with extensive casenotes with a particular focus on deaths in custody written by the leading lawyers in the field.The magazine also keeps practitioners informed of policy developments in related areas.
Herman Wallace of the so-called “Angola 3, who had been free for only three days after serving more than 40 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana died Friday after a bout with liver cancer.
A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released from prison late on Tuesday, his lawyers said. Late on Tuesday, US district chief judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge denied the state’s motion seeking to block his earlier order overturning Herman Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction.
American civil rights leader Martin Luther King will have his legacy honoured at central London’s Trafalgar Square today with bell-ringers to mark 50 years since he delivered his iconic “I have a dream” speech. King made the speech on August 28, 1963, in Washington DC as about 250,000 people marched on the US capital demanding equality.
Senior political figures joined forces with police chiefs, health professionals, and also families of the dead who gave traumatic accounts of their long fight seeking justice for their loved ones.